Q-Tip

Nov
21
A Tribe Called Quest Opens for Kanye West in Brooklyn

A Tribe Called Quest

Kanye West brought his “Yeezus Tour” to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the second night with a legendary opening act. A Tribe Called Quest opened for the rapper at Wednesday’s show.

All four members of the hip-hop group, including Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, performed their classics and brought out Busta Rhymes for “Scenario.”

They will also open for Yeezus at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 24.

According to Q-Tip, the dates will serve as the group’s final two shows. “It’s only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started…NYC,” he tweeted.

Watch Tribe reunite with Busta on stage in Brooklyn.

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Nov
6
New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Q-Tip, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – ‘Thank You’

Thank You

Busta Rhymes sets off ELE 2 with a bang. The rap veteran enlists Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne for his new single “Thank You.” Bussa Bus and Tip spit rapid-fire rhymes over the Alicia Myers sample (“I Want to Thank You”), while Yeezy provides ad libs and Weezy introduces his YMCMB labelmate.

Busta is working on his new album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, which has already spawned the Nicki Minaj-assisted hit “#Twerkit.”

A video for “Thank You” was shot over the summer with director X.

Hear the hip-hop titans come together on the soulful song.

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Aug
6
Video: Fergie, Q-Tip, & GoonRock – ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’

Fergie

Fergie throws a ’20s style party in the vintage video for “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got).” The pregnant Black Eyed Peas singer transforms into a flapper girl as she performs at L.A.’s Emerson Theatre, while Q-Tip and GoonRock provide the soundtrack. She flirts with the fellas and gets glammed up for her big night in the bright lights.

The song is the latest single off The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which also features Jay Z, Beyoncé, André 3000, Lana Del Rey, and Emeli Sandé.

Put on your formalwear and party with Fergie Ferg.

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Apr
15
New Music: Fergie, Q-Tip, & GoonRock – ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’

Fergie and Q-Tip

Fergie has been taking some time off to focus on family, but the pregnant Pea makes a brief return with her contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. On “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got),” Fergie Ferg hits the dance floor, while Q-Tip plays hypeman and GoonRock provides the funky beat, mixing dance with jazz.

The soundtrack also features contributions from Beyoncé and André 300 (“Back to Black”), Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, will.i.am, and Jay-Z, who serves as the film and soundtrack’s executive producer.

The soundtrack arrives on May 7, while the movie hits theaters on May 10.

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Dec
21
New Music: Busta Rhymes f/ Q-Tip – ‘Poetic Justice (Remix)’

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip

Busta Rhymes pays homage to Janet Jackson on his remix to Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice,” which features Janet’s Poetic Justice co-star Q-Tip.

The Cash Money rapper reminisces about shooting his $2.4 million dollar video for “What’s It Gonna Be?!” with Janet and admits to having a crush on her, while Tip cops to kissing Ms. Jackson on screen (but that’s as far as it went).

“I’m a little jealous, Tip/ Your tongue went in her mouth in that Poetic Justice movie, from what I can account,” raps Bussa Bus before throwing it to the Tribe Called Quest member.

“A captivating lady, I used to be her baby/ Good times, they never fading/ Look back and celebrate, poetic justice,” spits Q-Tip over a sample of Janet’s “Any Time, Any Place.”

You can find this remix and more on Busta’s new mixtape Catastrophic, which drops today.

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Dec
12
50 Cent, Jamie Foxx, Diddy, and John Legend Attend ‘Django Unchained’ Premiere

50 Cent

Music’s leading men mingled with Hollywood’s A-listers at the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained in New York City on Tuesday. The film’s star Jamie Foxx looked sharp in a navy blue suit, while hip-hop moguls 50 Cent and Diddy held court on the carpet.

G.O.O.D. Music’s John Legend and Q-Tip also checked out the western starring Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kerry Washington.

The movie received the stamp of approval from Mr. Legend, who tweeted, “Just saw #DjangoUnchained. So good. See that as soon as you can.”

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Sep
30
Q-Tip Hints at ‘Cruel Winter’ Album

Q-Tip

If you were wondering why Q-Tip, Mos Def, and others weren’t on Cruel Summer, there may be a G.O.O.D. reason. Q-Tip has revealed that a sequel could be in the works.

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